hard disk grinding problem

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It's been like this for a few months. I actually just added another 512 of
RAM to see if that helped (1GB total), and it still grinds. So, when I start
Outlook for example, it sits there and grinds for maybe 15 seconds. On my
laptop, Outlook starts up almost instantly. Anytiem I do somehting -- start
or close a program, etc. -- it grinds a little. I checked all of my
connectiosn and everything is tight.

If it has been happening for so long, do you think the PSU coudl be failing?
WOudl re-installing Windows XP solve it or woudl it just grind anyway
because of a hardware problem?

Re: hard disk grinding problem

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It's been my experience that when ever you start hearing noise (other than
the platters spinning up) coming from a hard drive, it's time
for a new one.

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Who makes your hard drive?

Most manufacturers have a utility you can download to check the drives

WD: http://support.wdc.com/download/?cxml=n&pid=999&swid=3


Seagate: http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools /

You best bet is to do what John Doe suggested, backup all your data and
check the drive for errors.


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